M’sia Attains 50% Growth In Digital Learning

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MELAKA – Development in digital learning in the country has reached 50 per cent growth rate, surpassing the initial target of 35 per cent, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

He said in the new blue print,  it was stated that the whole online e-learning would attain 100 per cent by 2025.

“With this growth, I expect by 2020, all courses in the universities will be held in the form of e-learning,” he told reporters after officiating the National E-learning Centre (NeLC) in conjunction with the e-learning carnival at  Teknologi Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) Melaka campus today.

Also present was UTeM vice chancellor, Datuk Dr.Shahrin Sahib.

He said the setting up of the e-learning centre which would be adopted by all public universities would accelerate the process of digital education at universities nationwide.

He said to ensure the syllabus met the requirement of the industries, the university had been working closely with the industries to see that the field of studies offered was suitable with the job market demands.

“With this approach, more new job opportunities will be available because we need more new experts in the industries. I reject the views of certain people that assume this new field will limit future job opportunities,” he said.

He said e-learning was actually not a new thing in the country but had undergone a new phase and improvement in tandem with new technology.

Plans for the establishment of e-learning began in 2000 and the ministry encouraged private universities to be involved in e-learning to develop digital learning in the country, he added. – BERNAMA